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Lace Cookies

Lace Cookies

We are cookie crazy this week. I blame it on the holiday season, even though I am always crazy about cookies. At least I have an excuse this time of year:) Every Christmas I make lace cookies. They are a tradition in our home and I finally got around to making a batch this week. We put up our Christmas tree and enjoyed lace cookies to celebrate the season.

Lace cookies are thin, crisp, and buttery. They are good eaten plain, but we always spread one cookie with melted chocolate and add another cookie on top. Lace cookies sandwiched between chocolate are the best. We use dark chocolate, but milk or white chocolate would be tasty as well. I have even used Nutella and  talk about a treat! Josh likes to eat his lace cookies with hot chocolate-double the chocolate, double the fun! They are also great with milk, tea, or coffee.

Make lace cookies part of your Christmas tradition this year. These dainty cookies always make an appearance at our house. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

Lace Cookies

Yield: 20 sandwich cookies

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes


1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces dark chocolate, melted


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and oats. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, cream, corn syrup, and vanilla. Mix with the beater blade until smooth. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix to combine.

4. Drop about 3/4 of a teaspoon of batter onto prepared baking sheets. Try to make the cookies all the same size. Place only 12 cookies on each sheet because the cookies will spread in the oven.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

6. Find 2 cookies that are about the same size. Spread one cookie with melted chocolate. Place other cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies.

If you like these lace cookies, you might also like:

Macadamia Oatmeal Lace Cookies from Baking Bites
Ruth’s Florentine Cookies from Big, Bold, Beautiful Food
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies from Joy the Baker

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69 Responses to “Lace Cookies”

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — December 17, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    These are so pretty!

  2. Erica — December 17, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve never heard of these! They are so pretty

  3. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — December 17, 2010 @ 5:54 am

    Lace cookies are great! I’ve never had ones with chocolate in them before.

  4. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 17, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    These look gorgeous. I am making something similar this weekend- I hope. Yours came out awesome!

  5. Amanda — December 17, 2010 @ 7:02 am


  6. megan @ whatmegansmaking — December 17, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    These are definitely Christmas type cookies! So pretty :)

  7. Deliciously Organic — December 17, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Lace cookies have always been one of my favorites. These look great!

  8. Jenny Flake — December 17, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    Mmmmm! Loving these!

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} — December 17, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    OMG- -you just had me flash back to amazing memories of my grandma who used to always bring me a box of these from NYC. Loved that woman so :) XO

  10. Ben — December 17, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    ooooh! That sounds so good, especially with spread nutella on top… YUM!

  11. Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 17, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    cookie queen does it again…and nutella?! sounds like a winner to me!

  12. Shaina — December 17, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    Love the chocolate in between.

  13. Susan — December 17, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    Do you think these could be rolled into a tube while they are still hot from the oven, or do they get to firm in there? I am looking for something like this to pip full of chocolate mousse. They look delicious!

  14. susan — December 17, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    these are one of my all time favorite cookies. they look great!

  15. Tracy — December 17, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    These look like fun to make!

  16. Suzanne — December 17, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Double YUM! OK, off to the store for the ingredients!

  17. Lauren at KeepItSweet — December 17, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    i love lace cookies but have actually never made them. how long do you think they stay good for before getting soft and losing their crisp?

  18. Melissa — December 17, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    I’ve been a cookie making fool lately too!

    At a restaurant I worked at, we made lace cookies, shaped them into a bowl; unmolded them and filled the lace cookie bowls w/ a mixture of pastry and sweetened whipped cream; top it w/ sliced stawberries, apricot glaze and voila! An elegant dessert based on the lace cookie. It was very popular!

  19. Roz — December 17, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    Lace cookies are so nostalgic for me, I had them when I was a kid. I can’t remember the name of the neighbor who made them, but she handed them out to all the kids playing in the area.

  20. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — December 17, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    I love lace cookies, especially with chocolate! I’ve eaten many of them but have never made them. After seeing your gorgeous cookies, I just might have to give it a try! :)

  21. Angie — December 17, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    These look so good, it’s the season for cookies!

  22. Cookin' Canuck — December 17, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    These are so pretty and delicate – a nice change from some of the heavier sweets. I might have to drop by your house and steal a few of these. 😉

  23. You have been baking up a storm lately! These cookies look so beautiful and absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  24. Megan — December 17, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    I love lace cookies! We haven’t made them in years though. I may have to find a little time to make these this year… and definitely with dark chocolate in between the cookies.

  25. Rachel (S[d]OC) — December 17, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    Very pretty, particularly good wit hthe chocolate! I have only ever tried making these once and I didn’t quite get the “trick” to properly baking them and ended up with a lot of cookie pieces. Maybe I need to try again.

  26. Victor @ Random Cuisine — December 17, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    Wow! I just saw 2 posts on lace cookies and I never heard of it! Looks to make! Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  27. Barbara @ moderncomfortfood — December 17, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    These look sensational, Maria. I’m just now organizing my list of Christmas cookies to bake this year and think I should add these beauties!

  28. Alicia — December 17, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    I love the Scharffen-Berger book, but I have never made these. They look great!

  29. megan — December 17, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    They sound great with the dark chocolate or even Nutella!

  30. Jen @ How To: Simplify — December 17, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    I recently came across a recipe for Lace Cookies and I was immediately intrigued. Your photos and recipe are further proof that I need to make this delicious treat!

  31. Amanda R — December 17, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of lace cookies before, but they look delicious. Anything wih nutella sounds heavenly!

  32. Joanne — December 17, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

    You know, I have always always always wanted to make these but never had the guts to attempt it before! Perhaps this is the year! Love the sound of that nutella filling…

  33. sarah@buttered-up — December 17, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    I think we all agree that most of us have never heard of these ever. Hehe. But they look really really good. I’m looking forward to bookmarking them right now and trying them out in a bit. Thanks for inspiring us. :)

  34. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 17, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    These look so good! I’ve never had them, must put them on the list!

  35. Kalyn — December 17, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

    Your cookies sound so good!

  36. grace — December 18, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    i wouldn’t go out of my way to eat these, but man, they’re pretty.

  37. kat — December 19, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    These are such a favorite of mine too.

  38. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 19, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    So pretty! Love these

  39. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — December 19, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    These look and sound delicious. Can you believe that I have never had a lace cookie before?! I will definitely have to try these. :)

  40. Kerstin — December 19, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    What gorgeous cookies. I love your idea to sandwich Nutella in between them too – yum!

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